Secrete

Definition of Secrete

Se`crete´
v. t.1.To deposit in a place of hiding; to hide; to conceal; as, to secrete stolen goods; to secrete one's self.
[imp. & p. p. Secreted; p. pr. & vb. n. Secreting.]
2.(Physiol.) To separate from the blood and elaborate by the process of secretion; to elaborate and emit as a secretion. See Secretion.
Why one set of cells should secrete bile, another urea, and so on, we do not know.
- Carpenter.

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